6 Hot Growth Markets to Watch in 2018

6 Hot Growth Markets to Watch in 2018

Ring in the New Year with predictions from a few Freedonia analysts about the fastest growing industries for 2018 and beyond.

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3D Printing in Education: Bringing Additive Manufacturing to Consumers

3D Printing in Education:  Bringing Additive Manufacturing to Consumers

While household 3D printing remains a niche market at best, gains in the overall 3D printing industry have seen a much heartier boost from libraries, schools, and universities. Find out what makes this technology so appealing to these institutions, and follow Freedonia analyst Zoe Biller as she tests it out for herself.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

"Smart" Tech Trends Reinvigorating the Consumer Water Treatment Systems Market

"Smart" Tech Trends Reinvigorating the Consumer Water Treatment Systems Market

The internet has made it easier than ever for consumers to manage their home water treatment systems. Find out how some leading manufacturers are using smart technology-based convenience features to take their products to the next level.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Water Treatment    

Two Wipes Products to Try This Summer (And One You Can’t)

Two Wipes Products to Try This Summer (And One You Can’t)

The arrival of summer brings barbecues, camping, and trips to the beach. It also means that it’s time to stock up on sunscreen and insect repellent, and perhaps to apply some bronzer to get that suntanned look right from the start. Find out how wipes have made inroads into some -- but not all -- of these consumer products markets.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

High-End Countertops Go Mainstream

High-End Countertops Go Mainstream

Until recently, granite and quartz were reserved for the high-end kitchen design, but increasing availability and consumer interest has boosted their market share as these materials become mainstream in markets around the world.


Evolving Baby Boomer Lifestyles Impact Use of Home Organization

Evolving Baby Boomer Lifestyles Impact Use of Home Organization

As baby boomers downsize their homes, their storage and organization needs will change. These lifestyle changes will influence many trends in the home organization market, including rising interest in products designed to maximize storage in under-used spaces and a preference toward stylish, high-value products meant to be stored in plain sight.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

In DIY Wood Coatings, Simplicity Wins Out with Multifunctional Products

In DIY Wood Coatings, Simplicity Wins Out with Multifunctional Products

If there’s one thing that DIY wood coaters value above all else, it’s simplicity. For this reason, products that combine two functions, like stain-and-sealer and self-priming paints, will gain further popularity. Find out how these trends will influence the wood coating market in the US.

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Millennials are Changing the Power Lawn & Garden Equipment Industry

Millennials are Changing the Power Lawn & Garden Equipment Industry

Owning a home was once the embodiment of the American Dream, but the Great Recession made buying a house a risky proposition, particularly for young people still trying to find their footing after college. Although the recession has long since ended, first-time mortgages among 29- to 34-year-olds remain low. And fewer first-time home buyers means fewer first-time homes -and fewer lawns to mow. Find out what this means for the market for power lawn and garden equipment

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Machinery & Equipment    

Sherwin Williams & Valspar: Creating a US Paint Powerhouse

Sherwin Williams & Valspar: Creating a US Paint Powerhouse

As competitors in the architectural paint market lost ground during the Great Recession, Valspar boldly revamped its branding, making it one of the most popular DIY paint brands in just a few years. However, sinking sales in 2015 and 2016 led market leader Sherwin-Williams to acquire the company. A Freedonia analyst explains what this means for the overall market.

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Using Soy Can Benefit Your Health…But Not How You Think: Soy-based Air Filters

Using Soy Can Benefit Your Health…But Not How You Think: Soy-based Air Filters

Agricultural crops, such as corn or soybeans, are increasingly used in non-food applications, particularly among companies looking to up their sustainability cred with biodegradable or bio-based products. One such innovation is soy air filters, which use biodegradable soy protein and bacterial cellulose to filter particulate matter. Learn more about the future of these products.

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